Getting it Done workshop

Welcome to CAPS! We’ve made getting started with us as quick and easy as possible.

Workshops

We have a variety of workshops happening weekly that are a great way to get started with CAPS. Learn fundamental skills to work with your mind, manage stress, and/or discover new ways of approaching life.

Learn more about our workshops here.

Walk-in Services

If you would like to speak with someone to discuss options for counseling or psychiatric treatment, you are welcome to access our walk-in services.

Hours

  • CAPS at Wardenburg Health Center: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • CAPS at C4C: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Health and Counseling Clinic in Village Center: Monday - Friday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Process

Upon arrival for walk-in, you will be asked to complete some initial forms on the computer that will help us understand how to support you. All records are kept confidential and separate from your student record.

Once these forms are complete, you will have the opportunity to meet briefly with a walk-in counselor to discuss your concerns and what you hope to gain from CAPS services. The walk-in counselor will help you understand what your options are, the scope of our services, and work with you to determine what will best meet your needs. You will leave knowing the next step and have a plan of action. 

All fee-paying students are eligible to receive a limited number of free visits in any CAPS location during the academic year: August 18, 2016 – August 17, 2017.

Free visits can include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couple’s counseling
  • Evaluation and treatment of mental health concerns including eating disorders and substance abuse
  • Psychiatric care and medication management
  • Behavioral Health: for students who are seen in Wardenburg’s Medical Clinic and are referred to the Behavioral Health Specialist

Free visits do not include:

  • Psychological testing: Testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and personality disorders are available at our Wardenburg Health Center location for a fee (dependent upon testing needed) or covered at 50% by the Gold Plan.
  • Mandated services for substance use: Students who are required to attend a psycho-educational meeting due to a substance use violation must pay a fee for these services. These services are not covered by the Gold Plan.

Planning your visits:

Your CAPS provider will work with you to determine the frequency and duration of your treatment. When determining your coverage, the provider will consider the number of sessions you may need to address your concerns and your ability to access ongoing care.

If you have the CU Gold Plan, you may be eligible to receive additional visits as determined by your provider.

If it is decided that CAPS is not the best place to meet your needs, we will provide referrals to more appropriate resources on campus or in the community.​

Psychiatric Care and Medication Management

If you want to meet with a psychiatric medical provider and use your free visits in this way, you may need to see your provider at least three times if medication is prescribed.

Psychiatric providers may choose not to start medication if you are unable to access follow-up care through CAPS, a community physician, or another medical resource.

We are pleased to offer an online self-assessment tool for a variety of mental health issues. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. 

Feel free to visit our office during walk in hours (10 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday) or give us a call if you'd like to follow up on your evaluation.

Complete the confidential screening now.

Counseling records are kept separate from academic and student health records and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, parents or non-CAPS staff without written consent.

In order to provide effective and up-to-date services, we may consult other colleagues within CAPS about our work with students. Otherwise, information revealed in counseling, even the information that you have made an appointment, is not disclosed to others unless you provide written authorization for that information to be released.

The exceptions to this practice are:

  • When a therapist believes you present an imminent danger to yourself or others
  • When the life or safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered
  • When a counselor believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation
  • When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings
  • When a client becomes gravely disabled
  • If you are a minor (under the age of 18)

Students are encouraged to address any questions or concerns about this important issue with their walk-in counselor or assigned therapist.